what is difference between gilding and gilt
- IPA(key): /ˈɡɪldɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -ɪldɪŋ
- present participle of gild
gilding (countable and uncountable, plural gildings)
- (uncountable) The art of applying gold leaf to a surface.
- (uncountable) Gold leaf.
- (countable) A coating of gold or gold-coloured paint, etc.
From Middle Danish gelding, from Old Norse geldingr.
gilding c (singular definite gildingen, plural indefinite gildinger or gildinge)
- (dated) eunuch
- (dialectal) a castrated animal
- kastrat c
- “gilding” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog
- Rhymes: -ɪlt
- IPA(key): /ɡɪɫt/
- Homophone: guilt
Formed in English from the verb gild (“to cover in gold”). Compare gold and German Geld.
gilt (usually uncountable, plural gilts)
- (uncountable) Gold or other metal in a thin layer; gilding.
- (uncountable, by extension) Gold-colored paint or other coating.
- (uncountable, slang) Money.
- (countable, finance) A security issued by the Bank of England (see gilt-edged)
- (obsolete, uncountable) A gilded object, an object covered with gold.
- take the gilt off the gingerbread
gilt (comparative more gilt, superlative most gilt)
- Golden coloured.
- simple past tense and past participle of gild
- parcel gilt
- “gilt, n.2.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2018.
gilt (plural gilts)
- A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
- Rhymes: -ɪlt
- second- and third-person singular present indicative of gillen
- (archaic) plural imperative of gillen
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- IPA(key): /ˈɡɪlt/
- inflection of gelten:
- third-person singular present
- singular imperative
- strong neuter nominative singular of gildr
- strong neuter accusative singular of gildr